Minor Requirements — Psychology

These requirements will apply to students enrolling at AU in the 2017-2018 academic year. Current students can find the requirements that apply to them by consulting the relevant academic catalog.

18 semester hours

 Required Course:
 PSY1100 General Psychology (4)

Selected Courses: Choose 14 semester hours  in the psychology program.

Students who minor in Psychology should know and understand the major concepts, theories, and research in Psychology from a variety of perspectives (e.g.   psychoanalytic, behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, biological, and social). Students should also have the knowledge of a few areas of specialization in psychology (e.g. developmental, exceptional, abnormal, cognition, learning, motivation, personality, etc.) Minors should know and understand the factors affecting behavior and development as well as the processes of scientific inquiry.

Students who minor in Psychology should be able to: 1) think critically; 2) be proficient in written and oral language skills; 3) gather and synthesize information; 4) explain the research, theories, and principles of psychology and apply to contemporary problems, behaviors, and issues; and 5) use their knowledge and ability to work in a variety of jobs and careers (e.g. human services, business, education, government, etc.)

Psychology minors will have opportunities to experience: 1) service-learning projects; 2) writing papers in APA style; 3) making presentations in class; 4) writing and analyzing case studies; 5) participating in leadership and learning opportunities through the Psychology Club; and 6) taking a variety of exams, writing essays, and doing class projects and activities.